Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program, evaluation findings

Date: 2012
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Report
Author:  ICF Macro and Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc.
Publisher:  Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program, also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) was created to promote the coordination of the multiple and often fragmented systems that serve children and youth from birth to age 21 diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance and their families. This report presents program evaluation findings on the program that supports systems of care for community-based mental health services for children, youth and their families.

The report shows that there were reductions in suicide ideation and attempts among youth after entering the program.

Populations:  Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years, Youth, Children Ages 12 and Younger, Adolescents
Settings:  Outpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders